Demystifying the blood-brain barrier
Dr. Roberto Jose Diaz, neurosurgeon at The Neuro, McGill University Health Centre, explained the blood-brain barrier to La Presse, describing how certain infections or viruses can cross it, and how scientists are trying to weaken it to allow certain drugs through.
Detecting multiple sclerosis through eye movement
Dr. Étienne de Villers-Sidani, neurologist at the Neuro, spoke to La Presse about a tablet-based eye-movement tracking program that has similar results to a neurologist's intervention in identifying the severity of multiple sclerosis, according to a study he led and that was published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology.
Concussions in children
How can we prevent and identify head injuries in children? Debbie Schichtmann, coordinator of the Concussion Clinic at the Montreal Children's Hospital, explains. Montréal en Santé
Major E. Coli outbreak in Calgary
A major outbreak of E. coli infections is currently taking place in Calgary, particularly in daycare centres. Dr. Raymond Tellier sheds light on the situation in this CBC Let's Go! radio interview.
Child development: time to act!
Families of children with developmental problems face many obstacles when seeking help. In an open letter notably signed by Dr. Shuvo Ghosh, head of the Child Development Program at the Montreal Children's Hospital, many health professionals call for increased investment in public services. La Presse